Hong Kong’s new TV King Ruco Chan (陳展鵬) is back with a new drama, and it is definitely something to look forward to.
Starring Ruco Chan, Rosina Lam (林夏薇), Joel Chan (陳山聰), Kelly Fu (傅嘉莉), Pal Sinn (單立文), and more, Burning Hands <乘勝狙擊> is a crime drama about how a team of con artists and magicians scheme their way into helping a casino owner find the mastermind behind his casino’s missing funds. The team’s leader Chak Koon-yat, however, has a different reason for offering his help.
The show, shot during the spring and summer months of 2016, has been compared with the Hollywood film Now You See Me, a movie about American detectives tracking a team of illusionists, each specializing in a particular type of skill.
Chak Koon-yat (Ruco Chan), leader of the con team, is a master of cards and a sleight of hand illusionist. Producer and director Yip Chan-fai (葉鎮輝) shared, “Every con artist has their own unique style, but as the show’s central character, I wanted Ruco to appear more crushing and dramatic. He’s never grown his facial hair like that before. At one point I was worried if that look would even work.” The producer’s worries were eased after reading the fans’ positive comments in regards to Ruco’s appearance.
Ho Ching-fa (Rosina Lam) is a mahjong swindler, and Chak Koon-yat’s primary love interest. Though her character is known as the “Mahjong Queen of the Fruit Market”, Rosina herself is clueless when it comes to playing mahjong.
“It is really a big challenge,” said Rosina. “I forced my family to help me train. They were so bored! I totally scared my husband and assistant off! Because of this show, our house now has an extra mahjong table. I feel the tiles before I leave the house, and feel them again right before I sleep. The more I spend time with them, the more I can ease into my role.”
In Burning Hands, Ruco and Rosina start off as lovers, but because Ruco wants to avenge for his father’s death, he breaks up with Rosina so she would not get involved with the case. In regards to her first partnership with Ruco, Rosina said, “We’ve worked together before, but this is really the first show where we get to share many scenes together. He’s matured a lot, and I’ve grown a lot. There’s a different spark between us. He really knows what he’s doing, and very good with reading the script. I’ve learned a lot from him.”
Burning Hands premieres January 16, 2017.
Source: Oriental Daily
This article is written by Addy for JayneStars.com.